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Judith Clarke

Managing Director

Judith has worked as a freelance consultant for over 25 years specialising in personnel and training for hospitality businesses

Including, Sodexo, Compass, Choice Hotels, Firmdale Hotels, The Ritz and Radisson Edwardian. Her work with Hollybourne Hotels, led them to achieving 2 training awards. For 5 years Judith was heavily involved with the work of the Best Practice Forum and Hospitality Skills Alliance, where she headed the team to develop and deliver business training packages for the Profit Through Productivity programme, managed and trained assessors for the Accredited in Meetings and Excellence Through People accreditations and with the member professional academies of the Hospitality Skills Alliance (HSA), developed added value learning for hospitality staff and apprenticeships.

After completing an HND in Hotel and Catering Administration at Bournemouth College, Judith started her career as a Trainee Manager with the Mercury Motor Inns. A move to London directed her career focus to Front Office Management with the opening of the New Mandeville then onto The Drury Lane Hotel, both part of Grand Metropolitan Hotels. A move into Personnel and Training was combined with carrying out a variety of company training for Queens Moat Houses including 5 new hotel openings. Judith set up the training department at Le Meridien Piccadilly just after the takeover from Gleneagles and was the first Group Training Manager for Edwardian Hotels, where she again set up the training department and systems for the 9 London hotels.

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Graeme Clarke

Director of eLearning

Graeme has been freelance for over 20 years, following 25 years of senior management experience in major international hospitality companies.

supporting event management teams at major events such as The British Grand Prix, Monaco Grand Prix, Festival of Speed, Goodwood Revival, The Grand National, Cheltenham Festival, Royal Ascot, The Ryder Cup, The Royal Show, Glorious Goodwood, the PGA Golf and most recently Paris & Farnbrough Air Show and the 2012 Olympics,

Graeme originally worked in restaurants within the hotel sector including Penny Hill Park, Billsley Manor, The Seven Hills Hotel, Woodlands Park, Oatlands Park to name but a few.

He moved into contract catering with Sutcliffe Catering then Events when joining Ring and Brymer, initially as Executive Restaurant Manager responsible for Ascot, Kempton Park, Epsom, Newbury, Sandown Park and Worcester, Murryfield, Royal Dublin Society. Graeme was promoted to become Food Services and Standards Manager.
Graeme's role at Ascot Hospitality setting up the 'Training Academy' and delivering IIP (the largest single contract to achieve the award) brought together his drive for excellence with a passion to inspire and develop his teams.

Lucy Dudman

Lucy Dudman

Project Manager

Lucy comes from a diverse hospitality background with a wealth of knowledge of the industry.

Having initially worked in private catering and event management she made a move to hotels working in Front Office and Conference and Events at management levels for Hollybourne Hotels and De Vere Conferences.

Lucy supported Judith with the work of the Best Practice Forum and Hospitality Skills Alliance, where she assisted in the development and delivery of business training packages for the Profit Through Productivity programme. She was instrumental in delivering and exceeding the learning targets for the Best Practice Forum induction programme and was heavily involved in the development of the Best Practice Forum pre-apprenticeship programme where she delivered course inductions and mentored learners from The Royal Automobile Club, The Cavendish, The Stafford and One Aldwych.
Lucy is a trained assessor for the Accreditation in Meetings and Excellence Through People schemes and carried out assessments for the Hotel Excellence Awards.